I want to retire to a place where I can ride my bike on slow paced streets. Southern California is car-centric, and much of the west is too far apart thus the auto is king due to local type two lane hiways.
Thinking about someplace near water, so I can ride my bike down to my sailboat and enjoy the day at a non-motorized pace.
Would like to avoid harsh winters, don't need tropical days.
Would like village like atmosphere... artist communities would be great. This is for retirement, so nearby industry is not needed.
So where are the best biking cities around that are near water?